Do This Exercise Daily to Eliminate Lower Back Pain and Piriformis Syndrome

A quick google search for “how to eliminate lower back pain” will give you 28,500,000 results.  If that’s not information overload, I don’t know what is.

Information is so accessible to us now, but too much of it leads to inaction. You feel like you still don’t know what you need to know and the search never ends.

I know you already feel overwhelmed by the number of exercises and stretches you find online claiming they’ll help you fix lower back pain. You’ve probably tried them all to see what will work.

Rest assured, this post is not gonna show you anything new.  I think that it’s not about the amount of information we get, it’s how we use what we already know, and if we’re applying what we know.

I want to review an exercise that you’ve probably already seen before, and perhaps have tried a few times and didn’t feel like it made any difference.

Exercises and Lower Back Pain

I think corrective exercises have a great way of showing us our weaknesses, and challenging our bodies and should be incorporated on a daily basis. But how we do these exercises plays a huge importance in determining whether they’ll give us the results we’re seeking or now.

Unfortunately, our already established muscular and postural imbalances influence how we move, and how we exercise.  And if you don’t know how to properly do the exercise, you’ll either end up with:

A. An injury (if the exercise includes load).

B. Make our pain worse.

C. Creating new imbalances (and more pain).

Alternatively, if you put some effort into maintaining a proper posture, and do the exercises right. You’ll be able to:

A: Stabilize your joints with the corrective exercises.

B: Build strength and endurance to help you move even better.

C: See a huge reduction in pain and flare-ups.

I’ve done several posts on posture so I’ll leave the link below for you to check them out. To keep this post short and sweet, I’m just going to focus on properly performing one of the best exercises to build glute strength, and add stability to the lower back. Enter: The bridge (done correctly).

The bridge has a great potential to eliminate lower back pain and piriformis syndrome if done correctly as I said. This exercise activates one of the biggest and strongest muscles in the body to stabilize your pelvis and lower back (gluteus max).


How to eliminate lower back pain and piriformis syndrome with the bridge exercise

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  • I was told to strengthen my core by a pain management doctor. The physical therapist mentioned working on my back and hips. Thank you for this informative blog post and the video.

    • You’re welcome Denise! It never hurts to add strength and stability to your core and hips…so definitely follow your doctor’s advice. The most important thing is to do the exercises with proper form because when we’re hurting, we start to compensate or do things differently to avoid pain. So always do your exercises when you’re not in pain and don’t push through. Do what you can comfortably and listen to your body…a few good repetitions are better than many that aren’t done well or can trigger pain later.

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